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augustus 12, 2019

The Joyful Noise of Money : Katy Perry Loses Lawsuit

Katy Perry and Capitol Records have been ordered to pay $ 2.78 M in damages to the copyright owners of the song ‘Joyful Noise’. Perry and her team of songwriters including Max Martin were found guilty of copying elements from Flame’s Joyful Noise. As a result of the established copyright infringement, Perry and her record company must pay damages to the Joyful Noise creators. Just…
juli 29, 2019

Sweet end to a bitter symphony

De carrière van de Britse band ‘The Verve’ leek met de monster hit ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ in 1997 een vliegende start genomen te hebben. Maar de beruchte manager van de Rolling Stones, Allen Klein, tevens eigenaar van muziekuitgeverij ABKCO, stak The Verve een behoorlijke stok in het wiel. Bitter Sweet Symphony bevat namelijk een sample van de orkestrale versie van ‘The Last Time’ van de Rolling…
juli 29, 2019

Blurred Lines Debacle (repost 2014)

On March 10, 2015 a shockwave hit the music world. In a high profile copyright infringement case, Marvin Gaye’s heirs were awarded $7.4 million after a jury ruled Pharell Williams and Robin Thicke infringed on Gaye’s composition ‘Got to give it up’. The particular way the groove of Gaye’s song was copied in Blurred Lines constitutes infringement. In the press musicians and legal scholars expressed…
november 13, 2018

US vs Europe: The Copyright Tug of War – Bindu De Knock Yale Law School 13 November 2018

Description Almost all business transactions in the music industry centre around intellectual property law. Industry reports are announcing substantial growth in revenue, after the industry had a major setback due to piracy. Labels and publishers in particular seem the ones profiting most. On the other hand, the majority of songwriters and artists are still unable to make end ’s meet. Even major stars are unhappy…